1988 Alfa Romeo Spider - The Graduate

Price: US $7,500.00 Item location: Northport, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Alfa Romeo
  • Model: Spider
  • SubModel: Graduate
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Graduate
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 61,766
  • VIN: ZARBA5644J1062550
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 2.0 liter, DOC
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player
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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate

Own a piece of automotive history -- this is a gorgeous 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider for sale. This is a 5-speed, 2 liter convertible with Bosch fuel injection. The car has 61,766 miles on it and runs great. Always garaged, and only driven in good weather. No electrical problems, car starts every time (even after sitting in the garage for much of the winter). The body is in incredible shape with NO RUST except for a small portion of the body behind the driver's side front wheel (see photo). Otherwise, this car is in excellent shape.
This is the Graduate model, named after the famous movie that put Alfa convertibles on the map for American audiences. Car is sold "as is," with no warranties express or implied. Comes with a complete shop manual.
In 2003, the cylinder head was rebuilt. About 3-4 years ago, the motor mounts were replaced and other general maintenance done (looking for record of that). I have a carfax report -- this car has never been totaled, flooded, etc. The car starts and runs well. There are the usual synchro issues that are common for older Alfas; the shifting into 2nd gear can be a bit crunchy, but once you're used to the clutch, etc., you can run through the gears beautifully.
The convertible top is like new and works perfectly. The gas, temp, oil pressure and other gauges work; the speedometer and tachometer don't (could easily be fixed). Needs a new cable to open the gas tank cover (you have to open it manually from the trunk for now).
I installed a decent Sony after-market stereo, with CD player and front input to hook up your iPod, phone, etc. There are two decent speakers in the doors, and the sound is good, even with the top down at highway speed. The car has Pirelli tires, but they are quite old, and should be replaced soon. The hubcaps are the plastic "phone dialer" type that were original issue on the car.
The car is a blast to drive, and turns heads on the road. They don't make them like this anymore! There's still plenty of summer left, so get yourself a unique convertible made by the incomparable Alfa marque. Text me with any questions, or to arrange a time to come look at the car.
The car is located in Northport, NY, and must be picked up, or other arrangements for delivery made and paid for by the buyer.